Manufacturer: US MINT
Dimensions: 32.7mm x 2.95mm
The American Buffalo coin was the country’s first one-ounce 24 carat gold coin. The coin features an image of a Native American, loosely based on James Earle Fraser’s portraits of American Indian Chieftains, Sioux, Kiowa and Cheyenne, which first appeared in 1913 on a Buffalo Nickel. The obverse bears the image of an American Buffalo, believed to be a portrait of ‘Black Diamond’, a Buffalo that lived in Central Park Zoo during the early 20th Century, which also featured on the Buffalo Nickel.